Overcoming therapeutic inertia with the help of technology

Therapeutic inertia is a multifactorial challenge for all of us in diabetes care. It relates to so much more than just failure to initiate or escalate therapy, and it involves many players - people with diabetes (PWD), healthcare providers (HCPs), health systems and payers.    

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Translating the Science of Digital Insulin Titration into Practice

Years ago, when I was working as a dietitian at a diabetes clinic, part of my job was to help people with type 2 diabetes (PWD-T2) titrate their insulin. Being a dietitian, most of the adjustments were related to meal planning, like manipulating food to achieve desirable glucose goals. PWD and I were figuring out the carb to insulin ratio, the right amount of protein vs. fat, and meal/snack timing. Unfortunately, the insulin adjustment conversations always ended in “Talk to your doctor about your insulin adjustment.”

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